Tobacco Factory

Exhibitions

George Mckenna

1 - 28 Sept, Main Bar

An artist driven by colour and light, George McKenna presents a collection of paintings on the theme of reflection. There is a clear passion for the process of painting that runs through his artwork, with bold brush strokes applied impasto, with a sculptural energy. Each canvas evolves under McKenna’s keen skills as an observational artist, particularly with this series of searching work, as he discovers the patterns and trends of the reflected world.

Not one to get caught up in complexity, McKenna’s work is a glorious and unrestrained simplification of nature, paired down to the essential. Evoking the strength and beauty of nature, in all its vibrancy and colour, each artwork is a wonder in its own right.

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Katy Christianson

10 September - 29 October, The Snug

Our first exhibition in The Snug, our newly revamped room, off our Main Bar.

Katy is an illustrator living and working in Bristol. She produces mostly black and white, very detailed images, and is inspired by mountains, crowded cities and the night sky.

She loves to work just with a rotring pen and some blank paper and nothing else, but is beginning to experiment with colour and is devoted to screen printing.

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LOCH NESS & FRIENDS present PSYCHEDELIA

3 October - 2 November, Main Bar

Fall down the monster rabbit hole into a dream like dimension where anything is possible and colour has no boundaries. His army of psychedelic characters playfully disorientate you to a place that oozes a twisted harmony and Zen. Influenced heavily by music of a rock era gone by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin & The Rolling Stones. Taking the viewer on a trippy ride of banjo playing, guitar strumming, monster drumming feel good absurdity.

Join us for the grand opening of Psychedelia on 3 Oct, from 8pm, as Loch Ness unveils new solo work and original collaborations with Cheba, Dave Bain, Jonathan Ball, Lauren YS, Mr Penfold, Muxxi, Oli Timmins, Oliver Hibert, Paul Monsters, Seb Niark, Sepr & 3Dom, Spzero76 & Bill Giles and Steven Silverwood.

Opening night
3 Oct, from 8pm: View

CATHERINE CHAMBERS

3 - 30 November, Main Bar

A Bristol based artist, Catherine Chamber's current practice is principally focused on intricate pencil drawings. She draws from the environment around her; land, people and possessions.

“I am interested in the nature of our being and our relationship with our ancestry, our environment and others known and unknown to us. Man-made artifacts and other found objects that once might have been revered are often initial sources of my work.”

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Dave Bain & Laura Wady

29 October - 30 December, The Snug

Knock Knock

A series of new works formed through collaboration, Dave Bain & Laura Wady draw on memories of childhood dressing up games to form a series of artworks that may surprise and shock.

Housed in our recently revamped side-room 'The Snug', this intimate setting provides the perfect back-drop to what promises to be an intriguing show full of detail and mystery.

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View / Laura Wady



For further information about our exhibitions
or if you'd like to display here,
please email art@tobaccofactory.com



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ALICE CORDER / JESS QUINN / DANIEL BARNARD
28 July - 31 August

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/ Alice Corder 
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/ Jess Quinn 
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TOM JOHNSON
30 June - 27 July, Main Bar
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SOPHIE RAE
2 - 29 June, Main Bar

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SBA TRAIL 2014
17 May - 1 June, Main Bar

Mike Rome
, Emilia Mildmay, OSHE, Stephen Quick & Katharina Nyilas.

AUCTION FOR LOGAN

28 April - 16 May, Main Bar & Green Room

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CORDELIA HUTCHISON
31 March - 27 April, Main Bar

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TANIA SCHMIEDER / JON MANN

31 March - 27 April, Green Room

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FRANCES GARD
3 - 30 March, Main Bar
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